Andrew Cunningham of Ars Technica, got her hands on a iPad mini 4 and performed some tests with the Geekbench 3 app.
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We have already commented on some things about it (such as that the tablet has the A8 chip and not the A8X found on the iPad Air 2). We also know that the new iPad mini is compatible with the Split view from iOS 9, which makes us believe that it also has 2GB of RAM as its biggest brother. But is he really? It's the clock (processing speed) chip, what to be?
The iPad mini 4 has a 1.5GHz A8 processor. By comparison, iPhones 6/6 Plus have a 1.4GHz chip while iPad mini 2 and 3 use a 1.3GHz A7. It has also been confirmed that the new iPad mini even has 2GB of RAM (really a must for the new multitasking and the Split view work fine).
The iPad Air 2 A8X has a core more than the iPad mini 4 A8, which makes it about 50% faster. But comparing the iPad mini 4 to its predecessors, it can be about 20% faster.
More than expected gains, but it is still good to confirm everything.